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2004 ES330 two rear window are not working.

The fuses are ok. There are power that I can hear the clink sound. The question is how to test it in order to replace the switch or the motor? It is knid of odd because the windows were hardly been used. They went out within 5 months apart.


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Sounds like the glass, or motor, may be stuck from lack of use. Try having the key, or car, on while sitting in the back seat. With the door open, hold the window switch in the down position and close the door kind of hard. ( I don't want to say slam the door, but that's pretty much what you should try). If the glass doesn't come loose, you may need to have it checked out by a technician. The rear windows are known to stick on this model/year, and Lexus did have a service bulletin about it. However, it may also be that the door ECU's are faulty.

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  • Paul May 31, 2012

    My two 2005 ES330s both developed similar problems at about the same time. Too much coincidence for motor or mechanical failure. I heard clicking when trying to open the windows, indicating the electrical was good, and I had checked the fuses (#50 and 60). I got my rear car windows going today, and here's what I did:
    Bump the windows along the top edge with bare hand,
    (I would only use a tool if really needed - nothing sharp)
    Turn on car engine,
    Sit inside in back, while holding the window button down (to open window), slam the car door closed (firmly). Release button.
    If window does not operate, repeat. I repeated 4 times on one, 2 times on the other.
    Don't hold button too long as motor, if engaging, will overheat and need a cooldown.

    This worked for both my rear windows, and when the wife gets home I'll try it on her car.

    Future: there is a bumper kit sold for this problem. And I didn't roll the windows quite all the way up.

    Hope this helps, I'm a happy guy having saved big bucks.



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